Orcas near Sooke, BC

September 20, 2019

Whale Soup South of Sooke

Olivia | September 20th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am We love our Adventure Trip on M/V Kestrel! The great thing about it? High speeds which means further distances in our time frame! We started the trip by heading south through the San Juan Channel to see some Steller’s Sea Lions bellowing their...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Near Victoria B.C.

August 9, 2019

Crew Favorite Killer Whale Traveling Solo

Olivia | August 9th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm It was a gorgeous day on the water today as Captain Erick, Co-Naturalist Erin and I headed south with our passengers through the San Juan Channel. We caught word of a lone male Orca traveling near Victoria, B.C. and decided to make the trek...Read more

August 19, 2013

The M/V Kittiwake Goes The Extra Mile

Today The M/V Kittiwake wasn't going to let a little thing like distance get in the way of seeing killer whales! Reports had Transient Orcas heading west near Discovery Island off the coast of Victoria, Canada. It was going to be quite the trek to get to these whales, but Captain Jim is never one...Read more

October 4, 2012

Southern Resident Reunion

The Southern Resident Killer Whales came and went today. We hussled away from the dock with reports that orcas were veering offshore of San Juan Island heading westbound. Concerned that we might not be able to catch up with them before running out of fuel (just kidding!), Captain Craig set a...Read more

September 15, 2009

Friendly Canada!

Once again we turned our bow towards Victoria and Canada today. The orcas, J pod to be exact, were at the Victoria Harbor heading east in a resting pattern. Capt. Craig tried to give them some time to swim to us by stopping to view other wildlife, but the orcas were swimming too slowly and we...Read more